Incident at PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE / SOUTHPORT MB (CYPG)
2003-09-30: The Bell 206B helicopter, FTHA, was being used by the Canadian Forces to conduct a training flight in the Area North training zone, near Southport. A flight instructor and student were on board the helicopter and were about to lift off into a hover, when smoke emanated from the overhead circuit breaker panel, near the windshield. They made several radio calls and shut the aircraft down, and the smoke diminished. In an attempt to make another radio call, they activated the battery and the smoke began again. They turned the battery off and exited the helicopter. The helicopter was transported to Southport, by flat-bed truck. The company maintenance department subsequently reported that a resistor in the cockpit lighting control system had burned out. They replaced the resistor with an updated (P/N RCR32G820JS, cross-referenced P/N 0A820K) 82-Ohm resistor, as prescribed by the parts manual. The part number for the burned resistor could not be determined. In addition to the resistor, the lighting potentiometer, a Zener diode, a transistor, and associated wiring were replaced. Following the work, the cockpit lighting system tested serviceable.
2003-09-17: Ranger 77, a Bell 206, was on a local training flight at Southport when the crew noticed an airborne electrical smell and landed safely 4 NM northeast of the airport. The command post and ERS were activated by the Tower. Information was relayed by an airborne aircraft. Field aviation and DND Flight Safety are investigating. The aircraft will be returned to the airport by ground transport.
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|Canadian Registration||| Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald|
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